An artist, when given a chance, can create anything from anything. The world is full of such people, just google or look around you’ll find many. Now, the guy in this article has done something really awesome. He not just created minifigures using a cardboard but also created a story around it. Sounds intriguing, right? To explain the whole approach, let’s hear from the man himself. This is what he said, “I made minifigures out of cardboard and created a story around them.
“I’m a creative minded person and feel very frustrated when the creativity strikes and have nothing to photograph. This was the main reason to start making these cardboard models.
“I thought all the everyday home items that could be used for creating figures and found the boxes we used when moved are still in our garage. They had also “nice” package symbols on them which gave me a couple of ideas of the story that could be created around them and also ended up using them concretely on two of my pictures.
“So the models are mostly made from cardboard and glued together with hot glue. “Letter to Pedro” has also leftover plastic on it that I have found from the trash of local sign material selling company in the past and stored it for a reason I don´t know. There are symbols printed and added to them and some other props made from different materials. The landscape materials vary from sandblasting sand to real water and potato flours. Scenarios have also lots of smoke created by smoke machine I own.
“I used multilayer/lightning technique when photographing these figures. It gave me much more control in the post and I could correct the mood of the light if the background required it. When I had all the necessary photos taken I combined them in photoshop and added a background that I had photographed myself or from stock and modified them to fit in the story/feeling.
“I’m very happy with the results. They all have a story around them and you can create it on your own terms of imagination. I see and feel something sad but romantic and also hopeful in them, all the ingredients of drama. Creative mind satisfied… for now.”
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Here are the cardboard minifigures and the story created by the artist-
1. You can already see the shape of a house, right?
2. I would love to see this artist working.
3. And the story making starts.
4. These minifigures are so beautiful and awesome.
5. Who would say that the plane is made using a cardboard?
6. Straight out of the fairytale. I can totally see a story forming here.
7. This reminds me so much of Cast Away.
8. Can the big production houses make an entire movie using these?
9. Yes, that’s made using a cardboard. Unbelievable, right?
Here are the videos by the artist containing the stories-